I have been here for just over a month, and it has been very busy. I seem to have a very active social life here…breakfasts, dinners, music, etc. COVID is definitely around: Six people from Namaste—where I lived before—tested positive, and two other people I know have it. One young man from the USA is quite sick in ICU at the hospital, so I am very careful with masking, crowds, etc.
As I mentioned earlier, I was going to LAX to get the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. I did get it but, not without the drama of discussing the vaccine I already had and if they would give me a new one or not. One lady from the vaccine centre looked at me and said ‘Joe said we couldn’t give’. I asked ‘Joe who?’ She said ‘the President’. I suggested to her he had other things to worry about. It all turned out. I had the vaccine, got my little piece of paper…and have been healthy after the shot.
Spending the day at LAX was terrible. It is a very old, outdated airport that reminds me of New York before they redid their airport. Terrible choice of stores and restaurants, and sky high prices. I flew in on a 6am flight from Guadalajara, and returned on a 6pm evening flight, which made for a very long day, but now I have options of where I can go.
The world is going through very difficult times…what to do? How to do it? In Canada—because it is such a large country—there is not one rule, but many. I have no idea what is next for me at this point. I will wait it out for a while.
My grandkids all seem to be in different places and schools, but are happy, which is great!
P.S. To be very honest, I think I am lucky to be in Mexico…easy lifestyle, Mexican people are quite lovely and friendly in this town, and put up with us trying Spanish. I start Spanish lessons next week.